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IHRSA checks in on Illinois legislature at mid-session

Lawmakers in Illinios recently just closed out the first of the two-year 2013-14 session and IHRSA was involved in many issues.

Two issues IHRSA kept a close eye on were background checks for club staff (House Bill 3298) and sales tax on health club memberships. HB 3298 did not pass, but is still alive for 2014. The sales tax was defeated in 2012 and although it was not reintroduced in 2013, IHRSA and a coalition of industry leaders are keeping s close eye out if lawmakers decide to bring it back for 2014.

For more on these, check out the Illinois mid-session report. For more on Illinois, visit the Illinois Legal & Legislative Homepage. Both are members-only areas on

And, of course, IHRSA always is working on defending the industry by preventing state legislatures from implementing harmful consumer protection legislation, restricting automatic renewals, licensing personal trainers and taxing membership dues.